Vietnam

Our semi budget adventure through Vietnam. Vietnam was our second Asia trip and we were amazed by how different every town was. We only managed to travel a little further north than the DMZ. We have much more of this country to explore!

Phu Quoc Vietnam- North on Land and Sea

We rented a scouter for the day for 200,000 VND. We rode through Duong Dong and followed the highway towards Bai Thom beach we made it as far as the war memorial where we turned around because it looked like a longer trip that we wanted across the island. We took secondary roads that were…

Phu Quoc Vietnam – South Island Snorkeling Plus Tour

We paid $20 US each for a Red River Tours snorkeling trip to the south islands. Pick-up was scheduled for 9:00 am but they were 30 minutes late. This is not unusual as the tours pick-up at many different hotels and they tell everyone they will be there at the same time! We have learned…

Phu Quoc Vietnam-Duong Dong

Our day actually started in Hoi Ann. We had a pick-up for the airport arranged at the travel agent by our hotel to get us to Danang. When we arrived the travel agent was asleep at his desk and the airport pick-up was nowhere to be found. We were not overly concerned because we had…

Vietnam- Hoi An; a local bike tour

We wanted to do a little more exploring outside Hoi An so we looked up where other people had been on MapMy ride downloaded a couple of routes into a GPS and set off to rent some bikes. The travel agency across the street from where we were staying said they rented bikes. I am…

My Son – Daytrip from Hoi An Vietnam

We took a bus tour to My Son a group of abandoned Hindu temples built between the 4th and 14th century by the Cham. The bus tour with a boat ride back, lunch and an English speaking guide was 200,000 VND plus the 150,000 VND entry fee for My Son. The bus was full and…

Hoi An- Vietnam

Hoi An  was once an important trading port and it’s well maintained old town is a UNESCO world heritage site.  We stayed at Light Sky Homestay – $69 Canadian for 3 nights with breakfast. We were able to walk there from where the bus left us thanks to google maps and a data plan. It’s…

Hue and a bus to Hoi An – Vietnam

From Hue had planned to ride bikes to Thanh Toan Bridge a Japanese bridge in the country about 7 km east of Hue it’s the sister bridge to the Japanese bride in Hoi An. The plan was to use it as a destination for a nice ride through the country. Unfortunately, it was cold and…

Vietnam-Hue City Bus Tour

Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam with many tombs from various Emperors spread about the countryside. We wanted to see some of them and they are fairly spread out so we booked an 8 hour city bus tour for $13 each. Lunch and an English guide were included, entry fees were not. We were…

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